DeSalvo names new ONC workgroup chairs

National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, at Tuesday's Health IT Policy Committee, revealed who will head the six new workgroups first announced in April as part of plans to reduce silos within ONC and transition the agency beyond Meaningful Use.

The new workgroups and chairs include:

  • HIT Strategy and Innovation: David Lansky, president and CEO of the San Francisco-based Pacific Business Group on Health
  • Advanced Health Models and Meaningful Use: Paul Tang, chief innovation and technology officer at the Palo Alto (California) Medical Foundation
  • HIT Implementation, Usability and Safety: David Bates, medical director of clinical and quality analysis and information systems at Boston-based Partners HealthCare
  • Interoperability and Health Information Exchange: Micky Tripathi, president and CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative
  • Consumer Perspective and Engagement: Christine Bechtel, president of the District of Columbia-based Bechtel Health Advisory Group
  • Privacy and Security: Devin McGraw, partner at District of Columbia-based Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

"We want to be as strategic and forward thinking as possible," DeSalvo said in April. Slides